Despite a number of traditional policy and legislative attempts to reduce inequality in the United States, far too many individuals are adversely affected by racial inequality, segregation, economic and wealth inequality, gender disparities, and other systemic barriers that prevent individuals from reaching their full potential. The Price Center conducts a wide range of research to address inequality across multiple spaces and policy areas in the United States and abroad.

Renewed activism on immigration issues has produced measures that offer emergency economic relief and access to health care for immigrants left out of federal programs.

Dr. Christine Beckman, Associate Director and Price Family Chair of Social Innovation co-authored a new book that chronicles working parents’ efforts to be Ideal Workers.

Associate Director Dr. Ann Owens reexamines income segregation from 1990 to 2010 and found that income segregation increased only among families with children.


Ethnic Capitalists: How Race, Class, and Gender Shape Entrepreneurial Incorporation among Professional Latino/as

Ethnic and Racial Studies

Year: 2015

This paper examines how race, class, and gender intersect to shape professional Latinos’ entrepreneurial incorporation, as observed by the conditions that prompt professional Latinos to start a business, including access to capital and experiences with discrimination. In-depth interviews with professional … Continue reading

Transforming the urban food desert from the grassroots up: A model for community change

Journal of Family and Community Health

Year: 2011

Confronted by continuing health disparities in vulnerable communities, Community Health Councils (CHC), a nonprofit community-based organization in South Los Angeles, worked with the African Americans Building a Legacy of Health Coalition and research partners to develop a community change model … Continue reading

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